Seattle - The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing Fry's Electronics for failing to a discipline a manager accused of sexual harassment.
According to Seattle attorney Scott Blankenship, a manager at a Fry's store in Renton, Wash., had been soliciting sex from a young female employee since 2007. The EEOC suit charges Fry's with failing to take action against the manager in violation of state and federal laws, while a separate suit filed by Blankenship's law firm claims the employee's immediate supervisor, Ka Lam, was wrongfully terminated after interceding on her behalf with headquarters.
"These laws protect women, and they would be toothless without people as courageous as Mr. Lam who report sexual harassment in the workplace," said attorney Scott Blankenship.
"We look forward to working with the EEOC to enforce these important laws and applaud the EEOC's efforts in further exposing the sexual harassment and retaliation at Fry's."